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Floating Water-plantain

Luronium natans

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Alismataceae (Water Plantain)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mud, water.

Flower:
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White, 3 petals
 
3-petaled flowers with a yellow centre. The petals are round. Usually only 1 flower per plant.
Fruit:
The fruit is an achene. This is a small, dry, one-seeded fruit.
Leaves:
The floating leaves are large and oval. The submersed leaves are strap-shaped and pointed.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

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